Active global citizenship, service as action, and sustainable development are initiatives and imperatives that many schools include within visions and missions. However, schools find great challenges in deeply embedding these initiatives into long-term curriculum and community programs that still meet pre-existing standards. The Inspire Citizens Empathy to Impact approach (Care, Aware, Able, Impact) empowers all educators and students to co-create globally-minded, holistic, and customized learning to create relevant, impactful outcomes “For the good of all and sustainable development of the world.” 

In this pre-conference workshop, Inspire Citizens will work deeply with participants on applying the Empathy to Impact Approach into personalized pedagogical contexts in order to seamlessly embed Global Competence strands, Sustainable Development Goals, and active citizenship into pre-existing units and curriculum.   

Secondly, participants will have the opportunity to delve into the Inspire Citizens’ Global Impact School framework: 9 pathways and 50 benchmarks that encompass school-wide visioning, strategic planning, wellness, media literacy, and the building of internal capacity for sustainable education, service learning, and impactful action across an entire school and local community. 

Beginning with a pre-assessment via the pathways and benchmarks, participants will ideate long and short term goals while actively experiencing tools to amplify diversity in school culture, global impact, and student learning.  By integrating the Global Impact School model with best-practice design principles for long-term, successful professional learning, participants will walk away with a tangible plan to transform their schools, classrooms, and student outcomes.  

Key Details

Date: 12 March 2020 (Thursday)
Time: 09:00-16:00

Cost: US$195

About the Presenters

Aaron Moniz
Inspire Citizens
Co-director and Founder
Global Impact Schools:
Lead Consultant and Facilitator

After being the teacher team leader for the innovative ISB Futures Academy in Beijing and now a global TeachSDGs ambassador, Aaron now envisions education as empowering students to desire active citizenship in our world, equipped with knowledge, skills, and perspectives that will contribute to a sustainable future and counter social inequality and environmental degradation. Through providing teachers and students with effective systems thinking frameworks and tools such as media literacy strategies and action planning in project-based environments, he strives to help schools, students, and communities be change agents to positively impact our world.

Steve Sostak
Inspire Citizens
Co-director and Founder
Global Impact Schools:
Lead Consultant and Facilitator

Following 15 years teaching elementary and middle school on three continents, Steve now specializes in embedding empathy, global competence, and UN SDG targets into whole schools and classrooms that empower students to make local and global community impact. He prepares administrative teams and K-12 teachers to incorporate global competence into project-based learning, curriculum and lesson plans, remaining sensitive to standards, criteria, competencies, language objectives, and tools for effective and efficient planning, feedback, and assessments. As a global TeachSDGs ambassador, Steve is also lead facilitator for the Inspire Citizens’ student programs: 17 Skills for 17 Goals and Global Youth Media.

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